Lecturer in Chemistry
RMIT University





Expression of Interest for sessional teaching and marking in the fields of Organic, Inorganic, Analytical, Physical and Environmental Chemistry in the Applied Chemistry and Environmental Science discipline of the STEM College – School of Science

  • Based in Melbourne – City Campus and Bundoora, depending on the course
  • Casual hours commencing in Semester 1 2024
  • Contribute to a culture of quality learning and teaching in the Discipline of Applied Chemistry and Environmental Science


About RMIT

RMIT offers life-changing experiences for our students, and helps shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


About the Role and Your Responsibilities

The School of Science is recognised for its experiential learning practices, customised programs, high-tech facilities, and excellence in research. Applied Chemistry and Environmental Science at RMIT actively engages with industry to ensure our programs meet the needs of this rapidly expanding field and our graduates are in high demand. 


To help to support our delivery of programs we require passionate and experienced staff that will prepare and deliver teaching and / or marking in the fields of Organic, Inorganic, Analytical and Physical Chemistry and Environmental Sciences. We welcome expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced candidates to register their interest to teach and/or mark on a casual basis within the Discipline. 


The volume, nature and availability of sessional teaching will vary based on the needs of the Discipline including course offerings, timetabling and student demand.


Essential criteria

  • Expertise in either applied chemistry or environmental science. 
  • Previous experience in hands-on laboratory demonstration and/or environmental science wet experiments.
  • Qualification of Masters or PhD. Note: Bachelor (Honours) candidates can still apply provided they meet the minimum industry experience but must undergo Qualifications Equivalency assessment at RMIT to be eligible for this position. 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of requisite content for course/s taught within Applied Chemistry and Environmental Science programs.
  • Evidence of teaching ability in educational or workplace settings, and the capacity to engage students in an enthusiastic, concise, engaging, and informative manner.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including both written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrable ability to work effectively as part of a team.


Employment is subject to the successful attainment of an Employee Working with Children Check. To apply please click ‘Apply Now’ and complete the on-line application form, provide a current CV and separately address the essential criteria. Applications close on Sunday 22 October 2023 but due to the urgent nature of the role, offers will be made to suitable candidates as they apply.


Further information regarding RMIT’s Applied Chemistry and Environmental Science programs please click on the following links:

Chemistry - RMIT University

Environmental science - RMIT University


To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter and addressing yoursuitability to the key selection criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link.






Applications Close:

22 Oct 2023 11.59 pm



RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community. 


At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via talentsupport@rmit.edu.au or visit our Careers page for more contact information - https://www.rmit.edu.au/careers.


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